A Mountain Gorilla in New York

Agate is a silverback mountain gorilla in Rwanda. Mountain gorillas live in groups of one adult male, the silverback, and a number of females. Silverback gorilla can reach a height of more than 2 meters and a weight of more than 200 kilograms.

The United Nations headquarters in New York was recently lit up in a call for action to protect the world’s ecosystems and endangered species. The Oceanic Preservation Society – known for the Academy Award-winning documentary The Cove – also chose one of my photos for projection. My photo of Agashya, the mountain gorilla in the Rwandan jungle, was shown […]




Luskentyre, Isle of Harris

A rain squall approaches Luskentyre beach on the Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, Scotland.

The Calmac ferry took us over the Little Minch to the harbor of Tarbert on the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides. At the end of the road to Luskentyre beach, we crossed the high dunes and arrived at the beach. A rain squall approached and we were immersed in a mixture of water and sunlight reflected by the wet […]




Football

FC Grenchen looses against FC Sursee 0:7 in a first league match in Grenchen October 25, 2014.

Another Saturday. Another football match. Another 0:7 defeat for the home team.  




Scarista Beach, Isle of Harris

Scarista, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides

The west coast of the Isle of Harris is the edge of the old world. The wind blowing in the face has passed over North Atlantic icebergs on its way to the Outer Hebrides. The next stop westward is 3’000 kilometers away with a lot of water in between, a route has been sailed by […]




Autofocus on Football

Solothurn defeats Grenchen 6:4 in a first league match in Solothurn, October 18, 2014.

After experiencing some issues with the autofocus, I have tweaked the autofocus settings of my camera and it feels more responsive, faster, and precise now. Nikon advises to reduce frame rate of the D4 to 9 or 10 frames per second, and use 9 autofocus points. I also have disable focus tracking with lock-on, and […]




The Cuillins from Elgol

The Cuillins from Elgol in the evening sunlight.

Elgol – or Ealaghol in Gaelic – is a small village at the Southwest coast of the Strathaird peninsula in the Isle of Skye. Being a fisher and crofter village, the population today is about 150 – less than before the Highland Clearances. Elgol’s rocky seashore with the Cuillins in the background is famous among landscape photographers. The popularity however contradicts the peacefulness […]